Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
Appartamento Rovere Brown
Appartamento Rovere Brown is located in Piazza della Rovere, on the first floor of a charming 16th-century building, in a top location: really just a few steps from St. Peter's, Trastevere, Castel Sant'Angelo, and a quick walk from Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Navona. The 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment has been renovated recently, maintaining its original caisson wood ceiling and parquet flooring to create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere.

There's a a living room/entrance area with queen-sized sofa bed and kitchenette, two bedrooms with a queen bed each, and a bathroom with shower (no tub). The apartment is also equipped with air-conditioning, washer, and satellite TV.

Note for larger groups: there is another very similar apartment owned by the same person next door, Rovere Blu, which can sleep up to 5 people.
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • independent heating
  • air-conditioning
  • cable/satellite TV
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • stereo
  • CD player
  • small kitchenette
  • washing machine
  • flatscreen TV
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • WiFi
  • linen and towels provided
John Pilkington on Jun 2014:

Paola was super helpful and very easy to talk to via email, phone etc. The place was very clean and tidy and is situated only 10 minutes walk from the Vatican. Paola gave us the basics in the kitchen, like coffee, tea etc, which was very helpful.
Nothing. Everything was good.
Cross-Pollinate were very efficient and we booked this based on the confidence and professionalism that the main cross-pollinate website gave us.
Claude Cote on Sep 2013:

Well located. Easy walking distance from all we wanted to do. Paula was very helpful and check-in was easy.
Just keep in mind that Piazza Rovery is a busy intersection and with traffic comes noise.
Love it
Chase on May 2013:

Great price, large, clean, free wifi, very nice owner, nice decor, has clothes washer, close to mini market, restaurants & Vatican, unlimited hot water due to gas heater.
Near hospital & busy road so bring your ear plugs. No clothes dryer (common theme in Europe). The first room has no A/C unit, the back room does but it didn't work very well, the A/C unit in the living room works well. The back room "queen/double" is just 2 twins pushed together, the first room has a real queen/double. Although it is close to the Vatican, it is pretty far from everything else. A good 30-45 minute walk to the Colosseum. The closest bus stop does go to the Colosseum & Termini but it is pretty crowded. The closest metro is a good 15 minute walk. Wifi doesn't reach the back room or bathroom (nor is it very fast period).
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, by credit card with 5% surcharge, by Paypal (guest pays the fees)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 queens
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted, check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 1 pm on day of check-in, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 10 pm is €30, fee for check-in after midnight is €50
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 Appartamento Rovere Brown
Foro Romano
Vatican City
Trevi Fountain
Circus Maximus
Piazza del Popolo
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stazione Termini
Campo dei Fiori
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza Navona